There was nothing out of (our) ordinary when my son approached two little girls, strangers on a play date at the park, and, standing too close and speaking loudly, announced to one of them, "Hi! I'm a wizard!"
What WAS a brand new experience?
the girl matched him volume, enthusiasm, and sincerity, proclaiming,
"So AM I! Actually, I am a dragon wizard!" She then went on to tell him
her wizard name (longer than supercalifragilisticexpialidocious) and to
correct his description of a crystal ball (which, she explained to him,
should be called a crystal ORB). I was blown away.
friend seemed a bit discomfited as my son and his friend, the dragon
wizard, shared their magic, and my husband and I stood by uselessly, in
shock. My mind spun with pointless questions (Is she teasing him, or
sincere? Is she on the spectrum too, or typical? Should I say something, or
let this play out? Did he speak to her at random, or did he sense a
kinship? Am I imagining this, or being punked? Did she really just match
him wizard rant for wizard rant? Are people watching this? If I take
their picture, will I get in trouble, or break the spell?)
We are working on arranging a play date at our castle.
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Rooster's Mom is a parent, educator, wife, mom, and writer. She blogs at roostercalls.blogspot.com.